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Dr Joey Only is in the house

Dr Joey Only is in the house

Dr Joey Only is in the house Vancouver’s genuine adventurous punk rock country boy and underdog, our Stompin’ Tom and Hank Williams rolled into one, had to be interviewed. It wasn’t death threats to us really but a message he left on... Posted: Jul 22, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Joey Only Outlaw Band

Cowichan Artisans Spring Studio Tour

A preview of our studio tour Posted: May 5, 2019
Published by: times colonist epaper
Author: Times Colonist
In this Article Artist(s) Cowichan Artisans, Wilma Millette

How to Gather Family Stories

My great grandmother was a school teacher. She raised five children in small town Alberta. When she reached the point of near exhaustion, she would grab a book and a blanket. Then she’d tell her husband she needed a break and she’d disa... Posted: Apr 14, 2015
In this Article Artist(s) Debbie Bateman

Scatterheart w/ Bike and Los Furios

Scatterheart w/ Bike and Los Furios @ The Commodore Saturday March 27 2010 Love: A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward another, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a s... Posted: Apr 8, 2010
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Nathan Pike
In this Article Artist(s) Los Furios, Scatterheart, BIKE Resource(s): The Commodore Ballroom

Bel Riose

Rah Rah, Library Voices, Bel Riose & Bash Brothers The Railway Club Wednesday, February 18 2009 I’m glad I took the night off work this last Wednesday for a little Bel Riose eardrum shakeup at the Railway. In the process I discov... Posted: Mar 5, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Nathan Pike
In this Article Artist(s) Bel Riose, the bash brothers, Library Voices , Rah Rah Resource(s): Railway Club
Testing Metal with Grant Truesdell of Unleash the Archers

Testing Metal with Grant Truesdell of Unleash the Archers

On the evening of the band’s record release party at The Red Room, Factory Worker Media met with Unleash the Archers guitarist Grant Truesdell in the building’s old vault to discuss challenges to songwriting, community-building, and navigating the roi Posted: Jul 29, 2015
Author: Shane Lange
Published by: Factory Worker Media
In this Article Artist(s) Unleash The Archers

The Pack AD / Cadaver Dogs / The TVees / Valerie Graham

The Pack AD / Cadaver Dogs / The TVees / Valerie Graham ANZA Club June 20th, 2008 Dave Bertrand So we swagger in with our free stamps and I'm feelin' good – old friends in the house, old friends at the bar, fist of beer; I enjoy the... Posted: Jun 27, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Dave Bertrand
In this Article Artist(s) Cadaver Dogs, The Pack A.D., VALERIE GRAHAM, The TVees Resource(s): The Anza Club
Jazz Sextet Continues To Groove

Jazz Sextet Continues To Groove

She’s been at it for 35 years, but Toni Blodgett’s love of jazz continues to fuel her band’s unique blend of what she calls “more traditional” music. What it really means is her group has access to a vast repertoire of jazz tunes and has develo Posted: Jun 25, 2016
Author: Tim Collins
Published by: VicNews
In this Article Artist(s) CanUS Hot Jazz Band
Sun Wizard, Adelaide, MINTO and The Stumblers Inn

Sun Wizard, Adelaide, MINTO and The Stumblers Inn

The Railway Club, May 15th, 2009 The signature choo choo train circled the ceiling of the Railway Club as Sun Wizard took the stage on May 15th. The first of four Vancouver bands, Sun Wizard warmed up the crowd in their third performanc... Posted: May 24, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Sarah Westwood
In this Article Artist(s) The Stumblers Inn, Adelaide, Sun Wizard , MINTO Resource(s): Railway Club
Interview with Dope Soda

Interview with Dope Soda

Interview with Dope Soda was done in June, 2012 by D'Arcy Briggs Ska Fest: When and where do you guys meet? When did you decide to form the band?   Dope Soda: Well Dope Soda was a project I have been wanting to do for a v... Posted: Oct 31, 2012
In this Article Artist(s) D'Arcy Briggs, Dope Soda
Deb Rhymer is dedicated to the blues

Deb Rhymer is dedicated to the blues

Deb Rhymer has worn numerous hats over the years, from Bette Midler impersonator to daycare operator. But the one that fits her best is blues booster. Rhymer, a Victoria native, spends almost all her waking hours dedicated to blues, eith... Posted: Apr 30, 2016
Author: Mike Devlin
In this Article Artist(s) The Deb Rhymer Band, Deb Rhymer (Hunt)

Riot Brewing Co. Wins 2 Awards at World Beer Cup®

Riot Brewing Co. Wins 2 Awards at World Beer Cup ® Chemainus, BC • May 4, 2018— Riot Brewing Co. claimed a gold and a bronze award in the 2018 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and r... Posted: May 8, 2018
Published by: Press Release
Author: Aly Tomlin
In this Article Resource(s): Riot Brewing Co.

Roy Vizer from Jon & Roy – Interview

Victoria locals Jon and Roy have released a new album entitled Let It Go, which is a subtle departure from their previous and wildly successful album Homes. I spoke with Roy Vizer (drums/percussion) about the new album, the road, and what life at home in Posted: Dec 5, 2014
Published by: Vancouver Weekly
Author: Ricardo Khayatte
In this Article Artist(s) Jon and Roy
CD Review for Still Blue

CD Review for Still Blue

CD Review for Still Blue Mr. Johnson jumped into view as a nominee for Guitarist of the Year in 2006. This Victoria-based bluesman jammed onstage after the Awards Show and left behind a couple of impressive CDs. This new one is even... Posted: Jan 8, 2015
Author: John Valenteyn
Published by: Toronto Blues Society : Maple Blues News
In this Article Artist(s) Bill Johnson
Future Events

NOTE: As of 5:30pm March 17, 2020 a Public Health Emergency has been declared in B.C. 

All bars, clubs, lounges & similar venues have been ordered to close.

All restaurants and bars must discontinue dine-in service. All personal service businesses (salons, spas, massage, tattoos, etc) must close. Effective immediately.


The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division